joined:Nov 5, 2005
"finbot" seen at least twice in two weeks, both times out of Germany, one a .dip0.t-ipconnect.de account, the other the bot's mothership:
184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 = Dusseldorf Financialbot Com
robots.txt? Yes BUT only after hitting root and a redirect page
Identical hit pattern:
Initial hits to root using blank UA. Then seconds later, asks for robots.txt using "finbot". Note that ALL hits using "finbot" carry fake referrer:
Pretty much zero confirmed info about this supposed 'financialbot' from 'financialbot.com'. Ollld posts here and elsewhere suggest an exec job-finding bot. [webmasterworld.com
Bottom line, regardless of source or purpose, finbot misrepresents and misbehaves.